Accessibility Services – Jennifer Keeping Centre

Students must register each semester to receive accommodations

Make an appointment by calling 902.563.1208, email, or dropping by the Jennifer Keeping Centre between 8:30am and 4:30pm

University, your way

At Cape Breton University, we believe that each and every student should receive the same high-quality education. If you’re a student with a disability, you’ll find all the support and services you need to get the most out of your classes at the Jennifer Keeping Centre.

At the Jennifer Keeping Centre, you’ll find a variety of accommodations based on your disability.

Am I eligible?

If you have a medically documented disability, you could be eligible for services related to your disability. Eligible disabilities include:

  • learning disabilities
  • visual disabilities
  • hearing disabilities
  • speech disabilities
  • neurological disabilities
  • mobility disabilities
  • mental health conditions
  • chronic illnesses

Please note: you must provide documentation from a qualified health practitioner to receive these services. Please see Student Responsibilities for more information.

Who was Jennifer Keeping?

Jennifer Keeping began her academic career in 1995 at Cape Breton University as one of only a handful of visually impaired students. Jennifer is still remembered as an exceptional individual with a gift for blending two critical elements: outstanding people skills, and a sophisticated appreciation for the flexibility and innovation needed to be successful in a post-secondary learning environment.

Despite her visual impairment, Jennifer’s determination and drive in the face of great challenges has been a source of inspiration to all who knew her. It was through Jennifer that we recognized that we needed to do more for students with disabilities. Unfortunately, Jennifer passed away before graduating but her degree was awarded posthumously.

Edwenna Campbell
Assistant, Jennifer Keeping Centre

Office: B101

Phone: 902.563.1208

Jacqueline Côté
Student Development Officer – Disability Support

Office: B104

Phone: 902.563.1121

Natalie Bianco
Program Coordinator - CBU Inclusive

Office: B-101

Phone: 902.567.3699

Cyril MacDonald
Employment Specialist for Students with Disabilities

Office: B-104

Eleanor Muggah
Assistant, Jennifer Keeping Centre

Office: B101

Phone: 902.563.1208